1-9 At the Break. What Now?

Since the Browns are the Browns, it appears they will once again garner the 1st pick of the draft. The 49ers look to be somewhere in the top 5, but a lot of that depends on the results here on out. Since this isn’t the NBA, and tanking is frowned upon, the 49ers are in position to make a little bit of a run here. Certainly Houston, Tennessee, and Chicago are winnable. Seattle, Jax (a recent phenom) and LA look a little tougher.

Yippee. 4-12 is no great shakes, but as we showed earlier in the season, we are competitive. We have no depth, and injuries derailed what little consistency we had, but losses are losses. That being said, the way we lost last year bears little resemblance to how we lost this year. For what that’s worth. Yeah, I know. Bupkis. Thing is, we likely end up in the top 3 even with a couple victories down the stretch.

The point being, getting Jimmy G in there next Sunday is paramount. We need to find out as soon as possible whether we can tie our wagon to him and ride him into the future, or if we need to trade up in the draft. Thing is, Rosen and Darnold are likely 1-2. Although Darnold is having a very inconsistent year. Rosen has jumped to the top it appears. Then there’s Saquon Barkley. A guy who could very well be better than Ezekiel Elliott.

Point being, this is the draft to stock up on offensive weapons. We traded our 2 for a shot at a starting QB.  Now we need weapons around him. We have a shitload of picks, including Chicago’s 2nd round pick, so we still have chips should we need to go the QB route. Beyond that, there’s still the real possibility of Kirk Cousins coming here. He’s a solid 7th in QBR (or 6th if you believe ESPN), so he’s holding up his end of the deal.

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48 Responses to 1-9 At the Break. What Now?

  1. Winder says:

    I am hoping that Jimmy G turns in a brilliant performance when called upon. But if he doesn’t and we can trade him for at least what we gave up then that is ok too. From what I have read the guy is a total team player and a leader and that is what we need. To be honest I think CJ is gonna turn out to be a great QB in this league but he needs to learn more. But if we don’t fix our Oline then it won’t really make a difference who is back there. I would gamble on Barkley with a #1,2,or 3 pick in the 1st round.There is just too much upside to him and if it doesn’t work then O’well . Can’t win if you don’t play the game. We might only be a 1-9 team but we play tough and there is no give up to em. The vibe is very good and I can feel it just by seeing and listening to what surrounds the team. I have been wrong many times before but I don’t think I am this time.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah. I’m with ya there. Barkley looks too good to pass up on. Lots of WRs to get as well.

  3. Nipper says:

    Apparently Beathard will start this game. Niners are being cautious with Jimmy G. Still he’s bound to start playing soon. No matter what the pundits say……Jimmy G has to play if not now, soon. Nothing else makes sense. Raiders can Norton. Raiders fire guys that don’t produce a winner. And the Raiders Defense sucks big time. Perhaps their HC is the next to walk the plank?

  4. unca_chuck says:

    The Raiders spent boatloads on their offense and canned the DC? Like the Bills benching Tyrod because their defense gives up 57 . . .

    • Winder says:

      . Hey the Raiders still might win that division. KC is doing everything in their power to give it away and SD is a joke, they are consistently inconsistent and Denver’s offense just sucks. But, I am pretty sure the Raiders will find a way to screw it up.

  5. NJ49er says:

    I’m going with OG Quenton Nelson if the Draft were to happen tomorrow, if I had any say in the process, which of course, I don’t 😀
    He’s looking more and more like a Top 10 value in many early rankings.
    Way too early to bank on that though, IMO.

  6. NJ49er says:

    Hey Rob!!!!!!
    You asked about an Alex Smith redux in the last thread –
    Here’s the stat lines between CJ and Alex vs the NYG –

    Alex Smith CJ Beathard
    Comp% 67.5 Comp% 76.0
    YDS 230 YDS 288
    TD 0 TD 2
    INTs 2 INTs 1
    QBR 61.5 QBR 123.4

    Looks like the Rookie from Iowa, (with less talent around him), took Alex behind the woodshed 😀

  7. unca_chuck says:

    If Garoppolo works out then we can play CJ into some picks next year.

  8. 12th Man says:

    CJ to start on Sunday.

  9. NJ49er says:

    I saw earlier today that Belichick released a DE he gave up 2 Picks for and, I wondered if Saleh/Lynch would be interested.

    Turns out they made the Waiver claim as I anticipated.
    Cassius Marsh came by way of Seattle so, he seemed like a perfect fit.
    Becoming pretty obvious that Saleh will be revamping this Defensive Unit into the Seattle model.

    DT Sheldon Day from Gus Bradley’s Jags Unit, now Marsh.
    Next, I’ll predict that Saleh will be watching for guys on the Chargers PS, where Bradley is currently operating.


    • NJ49er says:

      I’m just hoping we can snap the 7 game losing streak to Seattle.
      They’re as banged up as we are and, are missing some key contributors on D.
      We simply have to get Wilson under wraps and not let him extend plays.

      If there’s one more win in our season, this is the one I’d most like to have.

  10. Winder says:

    NJ-I saw the waiver claims earlier but didn’t connect the dots to Saleh. I just figured we needed some dline help because of injuries. It does make sense that we picked up those guys because he knows them and what they can do. I would really like to see us win at least two more games this year. I would love to see us beat Seattle this week but I would also very much love to kick those Rams ass. It is too bad that one of those teams is gonna win the division because we really can’t be spoilers at this point.

    • NJ49er says:

      There’s the fact that Freeney was released by Seattle too Winder.
      Gotta wonder if somehow they thought about bringing Marsh back to switch them out?

      Either way, we’re high enough on the ‘Suck Scale’ to take some shots on the Waiver Wire.
      Like any other Coordinator in the NFL, they always look for connections to guys who know what they’re teaching.
      Whether Saleh had any prior impact on Marsh or not, Marsh has gone up against the Seattle OL in practice at least.
      Can’t hurt to see what, if anything, he might be able to contribute.
      A situational pass rusher is always a good thing in this game.

      • NJ49er says:

        He doesn’t seem to be an overly big DE either.
        Kinda looks light in the pants to me, more like an OLB?
        See what happens….

  11. NJ49er says:

    Read a piece regarding Lynch and Joshua Garnett yesterday.
    Lynch has apparently asked him to reshape his body to better fit the ZBS being employed by Shanny.
    Gotta wonder, could Garnett be a candidate to slide into the Center position?

  12. Berger says:

    I reserve the blog right to change my mind after more research but simply out of need and who is available, I agree with NJ and take the guard from ND with our first pick. Seems like an easy pick at this point in time. The quality of our guards is our #1 weakness on offense and probably the #1 weakness on the team.

  13. NJ49er says:

    Not sure if I shared this Bluesman before but, what the heck….

  14. NJ49er says:

    Here’s one you’ll like Berger –

  15. NJ49er says:

    Sorry for the duplicate – Here’s what I wanted –

  16. NJ49er says:

    Maybe now?

  17. NJ49er says:

    Here’s a good lineup too –

  18. NJ49er says:

    This one kicks A$$ too –

  19. NJ49er says:

    Check this jam –

  20. NJ49er says:

    Have a great Turkey Day Gents – Gobble Gobble 😀

  21. unca_chuck says:

    Saw these guys open for the Who

  22. unca_chuck says:

    For you, Nipper . . . !

  23. unca_chuck says:

    Happy Thanksgiving folks! Thanks for hanging out here and putting up with me.

    For ROB!!!

  24. Winder says:

    Ok last one

  25. unca_chuck says:

    Guard with the 1st pick? Nah. Guards aren’t as hard to get as other spots. Like WR and RB.

    • Winder says:

      It would be ok if the pick were later in the 1st rd. But a top 5 pick should go somewhere else. I think Iupati was a middle 1st rd pick and he turned out pretty good. We need so much help on offense that I hope we use most of our picks on it. We are using the waiver wire almost like FA and I imagine a couple of those defensive players we’ve picked up recently are gonna stick. Anyhow it should really be an exciting/interesting off season..

  26. 12th Man says:

    Ray-Ray gone Bye-Bye, cut after signing a 2 year extension in December.

  27. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up,

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